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manatee 01-20-2014 09:56 PM

App Creators Beware...
How do we GPL the contents of the unabridged dictionary of the English language? The greedy bloodsucking s.o.b. lawyers are at it again:

King has trademarked the word CANDY (and you're probably infringing)

Stumble 01-20-2014 10:23 PM

Re: App Creators Beware...
It's a restrictive copywrite that only applies to app names, not their contents.

Bene505 01-20-2014 10:25 PM

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jimgo 01-21-2014 10:31 AM

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Greg, it's a trademark, not a copyright. And it will apply to both the game/app name and to other attributes of the game, including the manufacturer's name (can't call your company Candy Crush Games, for example) and the use of the name within other apps/games (can't run banner ads or show billboards with the Candy Crush name on it, for example).

manatee 01-21-2014 11:24 AM

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Candy Cane Cannon Clash
Candy-Coated-Chocolate Catapult War
...and this one would be double trouble:
Candy-Apple-Red Road Racer. :)

What's next; colors, numbers? I claim all flavors of 'green', 'five' and '5' -- pay me.

I hope someone in gameland can show prior art & sue these idiots out of business. Is there a digital "Candy Land"?

denverd0n 01-21-2014 12:38 PM

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Originally Posted by manatee (Post 1330033)
Is there a digital "Candy Land"?

Yes, actually, there is...

I suspect that if they every try to sue anyone for using the word "candy" in the name of a game/app they will lose. In fact, if Hasbro gets wind of the fact that they are claiming a trademark on the word "candy," they may well find themselves on the losing end of a suit long before they expect it.

manatee 01-21-2014 12:43 PM

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Too funny! :D Go get'em, Hasbro!!

Thanks, you made my day.

miatapaul 01-21-2014 02:45 PM

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How about Candy-Nav The sailboat navigation software for the sugar addicted sailor? I guess my plans for becoming a millionaire are shot now!

manatee 01-21-2014 03:06 PM

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Quickly -- change it to 'Sugar-Nav' & trademark it! ;)

bljones 01-21-2014 04:10 PM

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what flavour is 5?

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